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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding 2020 laws A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity Cannabis Manufacturing Vehicle Requirements CDTFA seller’s permit Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing equity interest in a commercial cannabis business Microbusiness licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers investment into a commercial cannabis business track and trace system Premises Information The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Local Authorization Attachment cultivation Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 evidence of rehabilitation sanitary and hazard-free environment 600 foot radius of a school product as a candy prohibited procedures for inventory control commercial cannabis manufacturing activity M-licensees sampling standards security surety bond shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company transport cannabis goods to retailer cannabis event organizer license health claims concentrate Licensee Information alcoholic beverages contaminants transporting cannabis goods MCSB’s temporary license application Transport vehicles alarm system Bond in the amount of $5,000 licensed cannabis distributors Temporary event up to 4 days manufacturing practices 2020 updates Proposed Section 40133 sugar compliance with regulations commercial kitchens 2020 important information Arranging for laboratory testing extracts disclosure of all criminal convictions Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands testing laboratories Local Authorization 2020 revisions disposal contaminant free convicted of a substantially related crime 120 days small product packaging manufacturers who package for other producers health impacts of cannabis identity of the product activity for a period of 120 days inventory Licensee Lookup Tool 2020 fines Category I Residual Pesticides Testing good manufacturing practices diagram of the business’s layout Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control licensed physical location (premises) Financial Interest extraction manned motor vehicle Heavy Metals Testing retailers at least 20% ownership interest Ethanol Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products some nutritional facts persons 21 years of age or older state cannabis licensing meat and seafood, and other products labeling Industrial Hemp Advisory Board Labor peace agreement Personnel Requirements tobacco products unique ID/batch number conducting quality assurance review no infusion of nicotine hang tag or a peel-back label storage of cannabis goods Criminal History cannabis adult-use products allergen information designated structure cannabis waste microbusinesses amount of sodium Distributor transport ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation 2020 issues manufacture cannabis products opaque exit package highly-concentrated oils or waxes Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) ownership premises is not within a Government Moisture Content Testing public Licensee Lookup Tool temporary license Owner Business Organizational inventory and quality control medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing Category II Residual Pesticides Testing remove THC/CBD volatile solvent local jurisdiction authorization M-license CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing licensing cannabis microbusinesses Retailer (nonstorefront) 600-foot radius of a school compliance with local jurisdiction cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) definition of owner Temporary License Application MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH laboratory quality assurance A-license licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Premises Diagram Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL adult-use commercial cannabis activity Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) Licensees potentially-hazardous foods local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations operating premises dried flower supplemental label inhalable cannabis Extractions using CO2 edibles packaging opaque local jurisdiction ingredient list 2020 resolutions Foreign Material Testing edible products must enter certain events Retailer (Type 10) Carbon Dioxide (CO2) loop system three cannabis licensing authorities licensed premises 2020 recent news scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises destruction of cannabis goods Form # CDPH-9041 loan provided to a commercial cannabis business required limits 2020 proposed changes Financial information waste management laws transportation and security tinctures Identifying information cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale manufacturing pre-made or purchased aggregate interest of 20% or more emergency regulations license review process hydrocarbon-based solvents licensing cannabis retailers Bond and Insurance Information infusion online licensing system medicinal and adult-use or both markets cannabis sales and/or consumption Track and Trace onsite consumption of cannabis goods valid waiver testing methods basic nutritional information conditional license chain of custody Food-grade Butter/Oil quality control vape cartridges 2020 regulations Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch Individual Owner Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) sales of cannabis goods premises diagram packaging and labeling local jurisdiction’s requirements certified by a California-licensed engineer list of artificial food colorings Terpenoids Testing California Department of Public Health (CDPH) licensing cannabis distributors paper inserted into the packaging Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis annual license application licensing scheme Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) A-licensees The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) payable to the state of California 100 mg of THC per package Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin exit packaging secondary package government warning statement label CDPH-9041 finished product Type S share facility space Water/Food-grade Dry Ice manufacturing activities cannabis plants Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 MCSB no added caffeine medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Live Scans for each owner Manufacturing (non-volatile) Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) protocol entry into the legal, regulated market structure and formation documents Completed Temporary License Application Form Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division primary panel requirements three state cannabis-licensing authorities Fingerprints Edibles– Products packaging and labeling requirements financial interest holder requiring refrigeration shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit shipping manifest A-license and an M-license CDPH-issued universal symbol testing of cannabis goods property for the commercial cannabis activity Mechanical commercial cannabis manufacturing topicals amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package licensed cannabis cultivators limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package product guidelines persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business child-resistant packaging onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods Seller’s permit number Cultivation less than 10,000 manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) Local Jurisdictions written procedures for inventory control managing member Physical address supply chain Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing shared-use manufacturing facilities medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity medicinal and adult-use markets final form THC levels commercial cannabis products Butane/Hexane/Propane testing lab motor carrier permit California Department of Public Health secondary packaging member manager manufacturer's name separate applications Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) licensed cannabis manufacturers CO2 and ethanol extractions minimum standards for extraction processes comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Temporary License Application Information medicinal commercial cannabis activity Mycotoxins Testing at least 99% purity manufacturing cannabis products commercial cannabis manufacturers cannabis training ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises regulatory framework exception for testing laboratories public health and safety the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) labels not be attractive Premises diagram CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL tamper-evident Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch The California Department of Public Health's informational panel immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery cannabis cartoons Temporary Cannabis Event 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market re-sealable secured area limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles security and cannabis waste disposal nonlaboratory quality control access to the area(s) Application Checklist amount of THC content waste disposal Local Issuing Authority mandated warning statements Distributor Transport Only distributors periods of 90 days extensions Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California transportation of cannabis goods an officer or director of a cannabis business LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS recordkeeping packaging operating procedures Proposition 65 capsules packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls carbohydrates and fat per serving Cannabinoids Testing product formulation 2020 problems Percentage of ownership sanitary workplaces no infusion of alcohol period of 120 days licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises cannabis industries California Public Records Act cannabis market commercial cannabis activity Operating Procedures disposal and destruction methods cannabis cultivation licensing commercial cannabis manufacturing in California consumption of alcohol or tobacco transportation child-resistant outer package Business Information stickers 2020 compliance 2020 new laws Transition Period and more.

In addition, Package Labeling Quarantine Verification Bureau Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Process Premises adulteration Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Contact surface infused pre-rolls Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) Type 10 (Retailer) Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Informational panel Quality control operation Microorganisms Environmental pathogen Type P – for packaging and labeling only gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Theoretical yield Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Track and trace system products similar to traditional food products prohibited Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Manufacturer licensee Cannabis product Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Immature plant Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Distribution Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cultivation Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Topical cannabis product Kief Universal symbol Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Infusion THC Primary panel Cultivation site Batch Small Outdoor Medium Indoor Sanitize Type N – for infusions Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Specialty Outdoor Nursery Processor track and trace system Volatile solvent Mixed-light Tier 2 Type 11 (Distributor) Track-and-trace systems Mixed-light Tier 1 Medium Outdoor Licensee Holding Limited-access area Wet weight Adulterated Harvest Batch infused butters and oils as concentrates Hazard Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) Nonmanufactured cannabis product DPH-17-010E Specialty Indoor Request for Live Scan Finished product Net weight Nonvolatile solvent Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Qualified individual Dried flower Flowering Serving Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Extraction Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Pest Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Raw material Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 12 (Microbusiness) Edible cannabis product Product Identity Adequate Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Watts per square foot Validation Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Lot Outdoor cultivation Department list of cannabis manufacturers Mature plant UID MCSB 90-day extension periods Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 Canopy Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Specialty Cottage Outdoor Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Personnel Adult-use Market Ingredient Allergen cross-contact Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Processing aid Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 CBD M-license Mixed-light cultivation alternate use of a manufacturing premises Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Allergen cannabis concentrates Proposition 65 warning statement Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Pre-roll CBD from industrial hemp cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock Actual yield Commercial cannabis activity Component Pathogen Unique identifier Applicant Quality Small Indoor Indoor cultivation package flower or pre-rolls Preventive controls Quality control personnel In-process material Processing Specialty Cottage Indoor Manufacture Monitor Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) and more.


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